Boat House Waterfront Dining

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Seafood
Nestled in the exquisite farming and seaside community of Tiverton, Rhode Island, the Boat House offers waterfront dining on the Sakonnet River. A contemporary and upscale twist on the quintessential seaside eatery, the menu is abundant with fresh, local seafood, meats and organic produce.
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MR
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The one unfortunate thing is that my son's salmon was a bit under cooked. He was too embarrassed to send it back however.

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R
New England
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific location. Food is alway fantastic. On a busy Fathers Day we never felt rushed.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, great location and the seafood pasta was the dish to order—delicious!

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JM
New England
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great Fathers Day lunch. The staff always treat our son so well. We enjoy taking him to the Boathouse!

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LB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting! I like the variety of seating, indoors and out.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu was very minimal. There really was not much to choose from. Seems like they did away with the alacarte. Thinking we may have been given the wrong menus but it seemed like everyone had the same menu. We got the crab cakes for appetizers and they came out “almost” cold. The mixed green salad came out flavorless. I got the 1/2 chicken and the spices were over powering. This is our favorite restaurant but the last few times it was less than outstanding. I’ll chalk it up to a bad day and we will be back.

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LF
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a terrific place to dine! We’ve never had a bad or even mediocre experience.

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s
New England
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Boat House with it's exceptional views is always a great place to have a bite to eat. We celebrated Fathers Day on a beautiful day sitting on the patio. The food was great except for the appetizers. The calamari, were so skimpy we were surprise when they came out. Lots of peppers and NO calamari... Barely enough for one never mind 6 people. The Ceviche tasteless and a bit rubbery. We will return but think twice about ordering their apps!

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DS
New England
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate outdoors for the view and enjoying the view. Wonderful service, great drinks and magnificent food. Salad was right out of my garden and the pasta was fresh.

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town and this was our first time dining at the Boat House. The restaurant and the views were stunning. Our server was very attentive to us and since this was our first time there, he made recommendations. The food was generous in portion and very delicious. During our meal, the manager approached our table to make sure that we were satisfied with our meal and our service. I think that the staff went above and beyond to make our dinner a pleasant one. We will, most definitely, return to the Boat House whenever we are in town.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Took about an hour for entrees to arrive which cut down on the service rating a bit, but the staff was apologetic and offered some free hot bread to tide us over. All other facets were outstanding! Great meal.

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely no other place I enjoy dining than the Boathouse. Had my son's rehearsal lunch there. Perfect especially for out of town guests who got to see the very best of RI.

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BR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent and all but the service. We told the waiter that we wanted a replacement of the French fries and he listed the replacements. We chose Caesar salads. We were charged $10 each for our “replacement” and still served the fries. He was not attentive and I would not want him to serve me again.

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KH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Nicole was outstanding!!!! We really enjoyed our evening and she was part of the reason.

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V
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Swordfish dry, over cooked and warm when we received. Service great.

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B
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best swordfish! It was a very thick piece and all white meat, very moist.

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j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever 5 stars all the way.

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DR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be careful when booking through opentable. Somehow we were booked with a high top table which happened to be inside. The Boat House was able to accomodate an outdoor table with a short wait. Beautiful location and relaxing atmosphere. We were able to dine at our own pace. Our server was excellent.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

My wife and I recently visited for our Anniversary. We had 1:30PM reservations and informed our waitress of a "gluten" allergy and were told that there's not a gluten free menu for "brunch" and that it's not available until 2:00PM. This was at 1:45PM, and we were never given the opportunity to review the other menu, although we witnessed other patrons eating dishes that were definitely NOT on the "Brunch" menu. My wife and I then had limited options to choose from and to be honest with you, the food was not good at all and the portions were very small, especially my wife's who had to have ingredients omitted for gluten reasons. We've visited before and never had any issues, but probably won't be returning any time soon due to the lack accommodation that we should've been offered.

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MV
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I have been here many times, but this time was disappointed. Food was not prepared as requested, service was slow. The location and view were amazing, but not sure why this visit was not up to par. Will probably try one more time and hope this visit was not representative of what to expect in the future.

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, beautiful spot, mediocre food.

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RK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening. Food was outstanding and the sunset gorgeous. Will definitely be back!

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there several times and are never disappointed. Food I’d great and so is the service.

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal with very good service. I will go again!

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

This really is a hit or miss place. Have had wonderful experiences, and have had not so wonderful experiences, and this one simply missed all marks. 1) Had lunch reservations for outside, got sat inside. 2) Waited a very long time for anyone to acknowledge us, finally host came over and actually picked up round of drinks. 3) Food was simply not up to par, left half on plate, and for a $100 lunch for 2 people, I would expect to have nothing but crumbs left.

Again, have had great experiences here, and views cannot be beat. Unfortunately on this trip, it missed terribly.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was all perfect - the sunset view, cocktails, food and service
It was our first time visiting last week and we are already planning our 2nd dinner but this time we want to take our children

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O
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Reserved for anniversary dinner, they tried to seat us in the very back corner on the deck. Possibly the worst spot in the place. We were slightly offended. One would think for a special occasion you would be seated at least in the main dining area with the spectacular views. The additional $10 for grilled scallops add on got you 2! Yes 2 scallops. Beautiful spot to go for a drink, I wouldn't bother with the food. Way over priced.

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SW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great setting on the water, with most tables and friendly bar positioned for water views. Friendly, accommodating staff, reliable menu and consistent quality of food.

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w
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it food was great a very view

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Scenic restaurant and very chic interior. Service was a bit slow but attentive. Food was very good but came out with the wrong side dish however our server quickly corrected it. Overall it was good

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B
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Boat House is an excellent restaurant offering outstanding service every time we've been, a nice varied menu, and a great bartender with generous portion and drink sizes. I'd go more but they are frequently booked. It's worth planning ahead to get a table.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely beautiful location with water views in almost every direction. Food is fantastic and prepared exactly how it should be or requested. The staff was very courteous and prompt. And the atmosphere and decor were wonderful. I would absolutely dine there again and recommend to friends and family.

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FM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service !
Great view!
Delicious Food!
Will return again and again!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch was Fantastic!

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EL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service staff from hosts to server were friendly, attentive an knowledgeable. Food was excellent, but side dishes, though artful, scant. The Boat House is a lovely spot, especially for a sunset.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this amazing restaurant! The food is excellent and the staff is friendly! The restaurant has a wonderful view 😍

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TY
Atlantic City
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were in Rhode Island and your restaurant came up on open table. It was such a great find! The food, atmosphere and overall experience was wonderful. We will definitely be back!

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Worth the drive to Tiverton. Well run restaurant with a splendid view.

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A
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.. From the view to the Lobster Roll.. My husband had the scallop special from Chef Adam and said it was one of the best dishes he has ever had...Will return for sure.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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